Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach
(561) 374-2858

Turkey: Before and After the Failed Coup

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Join Us on Tuesday October 18,, 2016 at 6:00 PM at The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room with Dr. Mehmet Gurses

Dr. Mehmet Gurses will discuss Turkey's future in the Middle East and Globally  

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Mehmet Gurses is an associate professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida.  He received his B.A. degree in political science and international relations from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his doctorate from University of North Texas. 

His research interests include democracy and democratization, ethnic and religious conflict, post-civil war peace building, post-civil war democratization, Kurdish politics, and the emergence and evolution of the Islamist parties in the Middle East. 

His publications have appeared in International Interactions, Social Science Quarterly, Civil Wars, Defense and Peace Economics, Democratization, Party Politics, International Journal of Human Rights, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Political Research Quarterly.

Dr. Gurses is co author of Conflict, Democratization, and the Kurds in the Middle East: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria -  July 2014  

He is fluent in Turkish and Kurdish with a  basic knowledge of Arabic

Dr Gurses has received several grants: Mert Family Peace Grant, 2014, $15,000 and the Atas Family Peace Grant, 2014, $5,000.



Registration and Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The speaker program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Members are free.  
Guests $35.00 Paid 24 Hours in Advance or $40.00  at the Door.

Celeste Simon
President, World Affairs Council of Palm Beach